Family Violence Specialist Anglicare Victoria


The Family Service Family Violence role:

The role involves the provision of an in-home family service, working in partnership with families with the aim of strengthening parenting capacity and family resilience particularly for families who have experienced or are experiencing family Violence’s. The work involves taking steps to reduce risks to children’s safety and wellbeing and that of other family members, as well as working with families to empower them to enhance their parenting capacity and family functioning and therefore to improve outcomes for children. As the Family Violence specialist you work take on complex cases, work closely with local Family Violence services as well as providing consults and training to other Practitioners in the Program.


The skills you will use day to day:

  • Providing support to colleagues in the team including consults and training
  • Your in depth understanding of family violence and the impacts on children
  • Skills in working with victim survivors as well as people using violence to promote safety
  • Understanding of the social context of child abuse and neglect
  • Applying relevant theoretical approaches to deliver outcomes
  • Conduct risk and needs assessments using relevant and contemporary frameworks, theory, and practice models
  • Case recording, data collection, registration standards and other requirements
  • Partner with the family and the care team to develop and review action plans aimed at improving outcomes
  • Active engagement of vulnerable children, youth and families and delivering a range of interventions to improve their outcomes
  • Skills in case management, including developing community linkages


What makes this such a great role for you:

  • You get a salary starting at around $102,000.
  • Negotiable through the increments dependent upon experience.
  • With salary packaging available up to $15,900 plus an entertainment card.
  • SCHCADS award level 6.
  • An opportunity to build your career at the leading provider of family services in Victoria.
  • Work from our office space in Lilydale .
  • We take the Health and Wellbeing of our people seriously offering a Well Worth It! Program, EIP and EAP.
  • Access to discounted health insurance as well!
  • A diverse and inclusive workplace for you to feel safe, acknowledged and included.
  • Our people are our biggest asset, we will support you to progress your career with a dedicated L&D team.
  • We have the Rainbow Tick.

What our people say- “AV is an organisation where if you want to challenge yourself or explore opportunities, you don’t have to leave to do that. There are so many great people, programs and services, so it’s an organisation where you have great conditions for growth and development”.


Ready to take the next step:

Could you please apply for the role before midnight on Sunday 1st October.

For a Detailed Position Description please take a look here:  PD – Family Violence Practitioner – EAST (2).docx

To apply for this position all you need to do is click apply wherever you are and attach a resume and a brief cover letter that describes your motivation to apply.

The advert is only meant to be an overview, for all the details on what makes this such a great opportunity or to ask questions contact Rachel Misson via email at [email protected] 


Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement.

Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.

Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this.  Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability.